20 Awesome Songs to Add to Your Graduation Playlist


Graduation season is happening and, obviously, celebrations are all around. Millions of students will march on the long road towards the stage to get their diplomas and bragging rights. There is no denying that there are families feeling proud and friends saying their goodbyes.


Meanwhile, others are jamming up to songs that perfectly sum up how an emotional mess they are as they march on to a new chapter in their lives. Since there are so much to miss and forget, school life has created a lot of experiences to these soon-to-be graduates in all aspects of life—from living life to get by to loving life and have fun.


However, now the time has come to say goodbye to the rollercoaster ride. As the graduates move their tassels from right to left, here are 20 awesome graduation songs that are perfect to add to your graduation playlist.


1. “Graduation (Friends Forever)” — Vitamin C


Striking lyrics:

“And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives

Where we’re gonna be when we turn 25

I keep thinking times will never change

Keep on thinking things will always be the same

But when we leave this year we won’t be coming back

No more hanging out cause we’re on a different track”



2. “The Climb” — Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montanna


Striking lyrics:

“The struggles I’m facing,

The chances I’m taking

Sometimes might knock me down but

No I’m not breaking

I may not know it

But these are the moments that

I’m going to remember most yeah

Just got to keep going

And I,

I got to be strong

Just keep pushing on”



3. “Marching On” — One Republic


Striking lyrics:

“We’ll have the days we break,

And we’ll have the scars to prove it,

We’ll have the bonds that we save,

But we’ll have the heart not to lose it.

For all of the times we’ve stopped,

For all of the things I’m not.

We put one foot in front of the other,

We move like we ain’t got no other,

We go where we go, we’re marching on”


4. “We Are Young” — fun. feat. Janelle Monáe


Striking lyrics:

“Tonight, we are young

So let’s set the world on fire

We can burn brighter than the sun”



5. “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” — Green Day

Striking lyrics:

“Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road

Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go

So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why

It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right,

I hope you had the time of your life.”



6. “On Top Of The World” — Imagine Dragons


Striking lyrics:

“I coulda gave up then but

Then again I couldn’t have ’cause

I’ve traveled all this way for something

I take it in but don’t look down

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

Waiting on this for a while now

Paying my dues to the dirt

I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay

Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay

Take you with me if I can

Been dreaming of this since a child

I’m on top of the world.”



7. High School Never Ends — Bowling For Soup



Striking lyrics:

“And you still don’t have the right look

And you don’t have the right friends

Nothing changes but the faces, the names, and the trends

High school never ends”



8. All Time Low — “Let It Roll”


Striking lyrics:

“Take, take a breath

We’ve got all the time in the world

To get a grip on the fact

That we don’t last

But right now I want to watch the tide roll in

With my best friends

Let it roll

Our time is fleeting so we take control

From California…”



9. “Float On” — Modest Mouse


Striking lyrics:

“Already, we’ll all float on alright

Already, we’ll all float on okay

Don’t worry, even if things get heavy

We’ll all float on alright”



10. The Wonder Years — “My Last Semester”


Striking lyrics:

“I’m not sad anymore, I’m just waiting.

It’s two more months ’til I’m done with this.

And I don’t make sense to anyone but my best friends.

And I don’t fit in anywhere but the back of the van”



11. “Congratulations” Post Malone feat. Quavo


Striking lyrics:

“I dreamed it all ever since I was young

They said I wouldn’t be nothing

Now they always say congratulations

Worked so hard, forgot how to vacation

They ain’t never had the dedication

People hatin’, say we changed and look we made it

Yeah, we made it”



12. “Moment 4 Life” by Nicki Minaj feat. Drake


Striking lyrics:

“In this very moment I’m king

In this very moment I slay Goliath with a sling

In this very moment I bring, put it on everything

That I will retire with the ring

And I will retire with the crown, yes

No, I’m not lucky, I’m blessed, yes

Clap for the heavy weight champ, me

But I couldn’t do it all alone, we”



13. The Maine — “Growing Up”


Striking lyrics:

“Graduate, what’s a kid to do now?

Get away, yeah-ah.

We’ve got so much to prove.

Cause it’s time to move on

And I’m stuck to let go,

But then Wonderwall comes on the radio,

I flashback to the night in your parent’s yard,

When we drank too much and we talked about god…”



14. “Closing Time” — Semisonic


Striking lyrics:

“Closing time

Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

Closing time

This room won’t be open till your brothers or your sisters come

So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits

I hope you have found a friend

Closing time

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”



15. “7 Years” — Lukas Graham


Striking lyrics:

“I only see my goals, I don’t believe in failure

‘Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major

I got my boys with me, at least those in favor

And if we don’t meet before I leave, I hope I’ll see you later”



16. “Campus” — Vampire Weekend


Striking lyrics:

“I wake up

My shoulder’s cold

I’ve got to leave here

Before I go

I pull my shirt on

Walk out the door

Drag my feet along the floor

I pull my shirt on

Walk out the door

Drag my feet along the floor”



17. “Tonight, Tonight” — The Smashing Pumpkins


Striking lyrics:

“Time is never time at all

You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth

And our lives are forever changed

We will never be the same”



18. “Brave” — Sara Bareilles


Striking lyrics:

“Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down

By the enemy

Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing

Bow down to the mighty

Don’t run, stop holding your tongue

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live

Maybe one of these days you can let the light in

Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say

And let the words fall out

Honestly I wanna see you be brave”



19. “Forever Young” — Alphaville


Striking lyrics:

“It’s so hard to get old without a cause

I don’t want to perish like a fading horse

Youth’s like diamonds in the sun

And diamonds are forever

So many adventures couldn’t happen today

So many songs we forgot to play

So many dreams swinging out of the blue

We let them come true”



20. Fall Out Boy — “Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year”


Striking lyrics:

“Are we growing up or just going down

It’s just a matter of time until we’re all found out

Take our tears and put them on ice

‘Cause I swear I’d burn this city down to show you the light”


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